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Today's Sports

  • Boys basketball: LA earns big...

    There were plenty of ups and downs for the Los Alamos Hilltopper varsity basketball team in Tuesday’s opener.But, much like Los Alamos’ impressive 72-48 win over the Kirtland Central Broncos, there were more ups than downs.Los Alamos went up big during the second quarter and never let the Broncos back into Tuesday’s game, the 2007-08 season opener for both squads, which was played in front of an average-sized crowd at Griffith Gymnasium.An impressive 25-3 Hilltopper run during a five-minute stretch of the second quarter, in which the &

  • Soccer: LA earns 11 All-District...

    Los Alamos boys and girls soccer players dominated the District 2AAAA team selections this year.The Hilltopper girls, winners of the District 2AAAA title, placed seven players on the All-District first team this season, as well as taking a second team selection and two honorable mentions.The Hilltopper boys, meanwhile, picked up four spots on the All-2AAAA first team, and four more second team spots, along with one honorable mention.Los Alamos’ boys finished as the 2AAAA runners-up behind Taos.Also, both Hilltopper boys head coach Evan

  • Football: LA places 10 on All-...

    The voting members of District 2AAAA picked 10 Los Alamos Hilltopper football players for its first team for the 2007 season.Los Alamos picked up the 10 All-District 2AAAA first team slots along with four second team slots and four honorable mention picks.The first team included Ruben Martinez, Martin Romero, Jeremy Kasik, Aaron Kilburn, Matt Zocco, Eric Carlson, Scott Mortensen, Raul Rodriguez, Zach Mang and Zakk Walterscheid.Martinez, Romero and Rodriguez made up one of the most prolific rushing trios in the state this season, while Carlson, Kilburn,

  • Watch portion sizes this holiday

    Here come the holidays! That great time of year that’s filled with fun, family, and festivities. Unfortunately, it can also be filled with food, fat, and failed exercise programs.The next few weeks will, undoubtedly, be the toughest weeks of the year to maintain your regular exercise and nutrition habits. Many challenges will come between now and the end of the year, and you’ll need to work hard to stay in shape or, at least, prevent falling too out of shape.Possibly the biggest holiday pitfall is portion size.

  • Hilltoppers open season...

    There’s a lot to be excited about around the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team this season, although the preseason excitement might be a bit premature.Because of the vast expanse of athletic ability the team has returning this season, Los Alamos has already gotten some buzz as being one of the teams to beat in the 2007-08 campaign.But Los Alamos is going to find out how good it is and what improvements it needs to make early this season with a top-heavy nondistrict schedule.Los Alamos opens its season Wednesday at home against Al

  • LA believes it can force teams...

    Hopefully, all the turkey and stuffing eaten by the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity basketball team will have digested by Tuesday.Because on Tuesday, the team opens its 2007-08 season.

  • Record crowd turns out for...

    Daniel Romero came in first by a wide margin in the annual Turkey Trot/CROP Hunger Walk with a fast time of 14 minutes.However, this was a predicted time pace race so his predicted time differed by his actual finish was 43 seconds, placing him far down the list. The best predictor was Bob Weeks, who was only two seconds beating the other 176 finishers.

  • Tips for helping to keep the...

    Losing weight is difficult enough but keeping it off seems to be even more difficult.

  • RPE may be better measure than...

    One of the more difficult decisions to make when exercising is how hard to exercise to get the most out of your workout. Should you exercise at low intensity or high intensity? And what, exactly, does low intensity and high intensity feel like?Fortunately, there are ways to determine just how hard you’re working and what the intensity should be.While exercise intensity can be determined through monitoring your heart rate, that’s not always the easiest or most cost-effective method.

  • Swim teams win in season opener

    ALBUQUERQUE — So far, so good.In its 2007-08 season opener, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swimming and diving teams collectively took home top honors at Saturday’s Peter Barney Memorial Relays.